After hearing about "Au Cinquième Péché" restaurant/bistro on Radio Canada's program "L'Épicerie", we were very interested in trying their much-talked-about sweetbreads (ris de veau). On a Tuesday evening, during a recent snow storm, we arrived at the restaurant, located in the half-above-ground basement of a building which is only a few steps away from the corner of St. Denis Street and Mont-Royal Avenue. The warm, cozy atmosphere, together with the hospitable welcome given by a charming waiter (Renauld) immediately made us feel at home.
I must tell you now that our dining experience exceeded our expectations. We both ordered appetizers which were creative and tasty, and for the main dish, the sweetbreads which were heavenly. Our waiter was very helpful in suggesting wine for both our main courses and later desserts which were to die for.
If you're looking for a quite place to dine with your significant other, do try "Au Cinquième Péché" during the week, because the weekend atmosphere (Thursdays to Saturdays) is a lot less quite like most eateries on the Plateau.
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